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LONDON, 31ST OCTOBER 2019 - HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 800 Tough, the first rugged Nokia phone from HMD Global is now available to buy from Amazon for £109.99.
Joining the market leading feature phone portfolio, Nokia 800 Tough is a smart feature phone that brings a new level of durability to fans across the world. Not only is Nokia 800 Tough water and dust proof, it is also protected against drops and has been designed to withstand extreme temperatures, making it an ideal companion for demanding worksites or adventurous travels. Nokia 800 Tough also brings the latest features fans would expect in a modern phone, packing in the Google Assistant[i], popular apps like WhatsApp and Facebook, 4G connectivity and more.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global:
“Given our heritage of durability, we’re very excited to announce our first ever rugged Nokia phone. We know how important it is for our fans to have a reliable phone, especially when working in more demanding environments or going on trips to explore the world. With Nokia 800 Tough we’ve taken durability to the next level, making sure it’s water, dust proof and climate protection. With the added drop protection, Nokia 800 Tough is truly built tough. And of course, we didn’t want to give our fans just a durable device, so we’ve made sure Nokia 800 Tough is built with today’s needs in mind. That’s why we’ve included the Google Assistant, social apps and 4G connectivity, for all the best experiences on a smart feature phone.”
Taking durability to the extreme
Built tough, Nokia 800 Tough’s IP68 rating gives you true peace of mind knowing it can effortlessly withstand being dropped in water[ii], carried on rainy hikes, used in dusty worksites or even covered in sand on the beach. Nokia 800 Tough is also designed for extreme temperature changes, meaning it will work perfectly whether you take it on a snow sports trip or if leave it on the car dashboard on a sunny summer day. Nokia 800 Tough is military grade MIL-STD-810G compliant, meaning it’s built and tested to meet military standards and to survive extreme temperatures as low as -20C or as high as 55C.
With the added anti-slip coating and rubberised edges, Nokia 800 Tough will fit securely in your hand. In case it slips from your hand, Nokia 800 Tough is built to withstand daily drops even onto concrete from a height of 1.8m[iii].
All the modern tools for the job
Nokia 800 Tough comes with all the modern features and AI assistance fans need. The Google Assistant lets you get more done with your voice. You can make calls or send texts without typing and get any information you need from the web while keeping your eyes and hands on the job. Nokia 800 Tough also comes with WhatsApp and Facebook preloaded, so you can stay in touch with friends and family, whether you’re exploring the world or working onsite. Users can download even more apps from the growing app store.
Designed for easy everyday use, Nokia 800 Tough comes with big accessible buttons so fans can navigate menus and answer calls even when wearing gloves. If you want to take your work to a bigger screen, Nokia 800 Tough allows you to create your own Wi-Fi hotspot giving you an accessible 4G LTE[iv] connection on any device, wherever you are.
Packed with all the essential utilities
Featuring a loop designed to easily attach your Nokia 800 Tough to your backpack, wrist, or lanyard, enabling fans to go mountain climbing, hiking or work knowing the Nokia 800 Tough is safe and accessible at all times. Nokia 800 Tough also comes with a loudspeaker, so you can keep your hands on the job while continuing the conversation with handsfree calling.
The Nokia 800 Tough’s built-in camera and flash let fans take pictures on the go, be it their latest adventure or important on-site projects, any time of the day. Nokia 800 Tough also brings a bright dedicated flashlight placed at the top of the phone, so fans can light up their way in dark environments.
Pricing and availability
The Nokia 800 Tough comes in Black Steel and will be available on Amazon from 30th October for 109.99 GBP.
About HMD Global
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.
[i] The Google Assistant is available in selected languages only.
[ii] Nokia 800 Tough can be submerged into a body of water up to 1.5m deep for up to 30 minutes
[iii] Testing done in lab conditions with no background apps running. Test results may differ between single sim and dual sim variants.
[iv] 4G availability is subject to local operators’ and carriers’ services. Where 4G is not available, phone feature 3G fallback